Covid-19 Health & Safety Plan for Camps
What is HomeCooked doing to ensure the safety of their staff, campers, and their families?
- Limit of 10 campers per session with at least 2 counselors present.
- The same counselors will remain with the group for all three days unless there are extenuating circumstances.
- Campers and Camp Team will wear masks per PA Secretary of Health Order.
- Outdoor drop-off and pick-up. Parents will remain in their vehicles during drop-off and pickup. Counselors will retrieve the camper(s) and bring them to you. Details will be emailed to parents prior to start of camp.
- Temperature checks of all campers will be mandatory at the beginning of camp in order to enter. If the child exhibits signs of illness or a temperature they will be unable to participate in camp activities that day and will be returned to the parent/guardian. Any child who is ill prior to camp will be requested to stay home.
- Proper handwashing procedures will be discussed at the beginning of camp and will be done at a minimum of in between every project (often-times mid-project as well) as our projects can get messy. Counselors will monitor handwashing so we know it's being done effectively.
- In addition to handwashing, we will have hand sanitizer and non-latex gloves available to supplement handwashing, not in replacement.
- We ask that campers do NOT bring cell phones to camp. If a camper brings a cell phone to camp it will need to be kept at the HomeCooked front desk. This is to minimize distraction as well as germs being transmitted onto hands and projects.
- General Covid-19 prevention measures (sneeze/cough into your arm/armpit, don't get close to other campers) will be reviewed with campers at the beginning of each session.
- Each child will wear a new apron each day during camp and aprons will not be shared.
- Each camper will make his/her own projects vs. making a communal project that is then divided between campers.
- Snacks will be served to campers by counselors vs. a communal buffet/self-serve.
- Only disposable plates and utensils will be used for snacks.
- We are providing increased workspace per camper as well as an adjustment of camp activities to limit sharing of supplies.
- Camp workspaces will be cleaned and disinfected prior, during and after camp.
- Counselors will be trained on CDC Guidelines for camp. If a staff member is sick, he/she will remain at home. We will have a trained substitute counselor available if an employee is absent.
What happens if a camper/staff member shows symptoms of being sick?
- The camper will be safely isolated from the other campers and their parent will be notified to pick their child up immediately.
- The camper cannot return to camp unless all signs of symptoms are gone. In certain circumstances we may require a doctor’s note for return to camp. A camp counselor will make up the projects for the camper if camper has to leave unexpectedly. A parent can pick them up at a later agreed upon time.
- Should a staff member show signs of illness, he/she will immediately be sent home and another team member will step in.
- All staff will be properly trained on identifying and responding to symptoms of COVID-19 based upon recommendations from the CDC.
HomeCooked will follow CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health recommended procedures for cleaning and closure if a suspected or confirmed case is present in the facility. If camp needs to be cancelled HomeCooked will communicate that as soon as possible to parents and will have a refund option available.
HomeCooked staff members will actively communicate with parents regarding any updates related to camp or policies re: COVID-19.